Category Archives: Current Issues in the Church
Category: Current Issues in the Church
TFP Student Action: Our young saint lived in tumultuous times. The socialist government of Mexico was waging a bloody war against the Catholic Church, and fervent Catholics known as the Cristeros rose up to defend Christ the King. Their heroic resistance, La Cristiada, began in 1926. Full account is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Blog for Dallas Catholics: We human creatures seem to have some built in flaws we are simply unable to overcome. Or we refuse to do so. One of the most critical of these is our steadfast refusal to learn from the lessons of the past. This applies in all imaginable fields – economic, political, military, technological, spiritual, you name it. Dom Prosper Gueranger gives us … More →
This year’s Conference was a rousing success. We had a full house for the two days of talks and a wonderful time socializing and getting to know the new folks who came; one from California (he was inducted into the Third Order) and one from West Virginia, not to mention our guest speaker, Mike Church, from Louisiana. The following is a run down of the … More →
Catholic Culture: Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, the “underground” bishop who was taken into custody by Chinese officials in September, has been released but remains under tight restrictions, the AsiaNews service. Bishop Shao, the coadjutor bishop of Wenzhou, was taken away from the diocese as Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang neared death after a long struggle with cancer. Government officials said that Bishop Shao had been given … More →
Breitbart: Speaking in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Cardinal Raymond Burke accused Westerners of being too weak to acknowledge the incompatibility of Christianity and Islam. “It is clear that Muslims have as their ultimate goal conquest and power over the world,” the American cardinal said. “Islam, through sharia, their law, will rule the world and permit violence against infidels, such as Christians. But we … More →
Catholic Culture: The French government has proposed legislation that would prohibit internet campaigns to dissuade women from having abortions. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Father Piero Gheddo, AsiaNews: After I was ordained in 1953, I immediately began working in journalism, interviewing – among others – our PIME missionaries who had been expelled from China (140, including five bishops) at that time. They were quite pessimistic about the fate of the Chinese Church because, they said, “they are sending away us foreign missionaries, jailing bishops, priests and nuns, and they are … More →
AsiaNews: Bishop Anthony Xu Jiwei, of the diocese of Taizhou (Zhejiang province), died yesterday due to illness at the age of 81. He was ordained bishop with a papal mandate in 2010 and was recognised by the Chinese government. Bishop Xu’s death comes three weeks after that of Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, bishop of the neighbouring diocese of Wenzhou, in the same province. The Requiem Mass … More →
Catholic Herald: A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said on Sunday. He was the third Catholic priest to be slain in Mexico in the last week. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Catholic Culture: More than 5,000 people attended the funeral for Bishop Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou, China, while government officials continued to hold his coajdutor (sic) bishop, the AsiaNews service reports. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Brother Francis told us that directly across from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is the mosque of Omar which posts a blasphemous challenge to the humility of God in the Incarnation. “God is Greater” the sign reads. Greater than what? Than who? Than to have a Son, they proclaim, either in eternity or in time. In 1972 there were five mosques in the … More →
Chinese authorities have arrested a Catholic bishop and removed him from the diocese where he serves, apparently in order to prevent his installation as new leader of the diocese, the AsiaNews service has confirmed. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Rorate Caeli: There have also been recent cases (mainly reported in local newspapers but occasionally even in national newspapers) of Muslims going into churches, shouting, cursing and smashing sacred objects. However this alarm is not limited only to Italy. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
From an interview with Malta’s Archbishop Charles Scicluna: Society is becoming more liberal. Do you think the Church needs to adapt and move with the times? Absolutely. The Church always needs to adapt to circumstances. There is a core message, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church will be faithful to that core message if it adapts to circumstances and even adapts its … More →